Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFPColin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFP
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFP

NFL anthem protests: Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter – what came before and what will happen next

  • New NFL season gets underway against backdrop of widespread sporting protests
  • Long history of anthem protest in US sport continued with Kansas City Chiefs and Texas Rangers season opener

Topic |   NFL (National Football League)
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFPColin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFP
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams on September 12, 2016. Photo: AFP
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